A word of caution - there is no actual movie content here. Just a recommendation. There's a new article over at Entertainment Weekly that combines two favorites of this site. One, Stephen King: the father of modern horror's opinion is always respected, especially when he talks about something as important as Two, food. The article is about movie food and what King likes and doesn't like. The do's and dont's if you will. Good stuff. Here's a money quote concerning popcorn:
If the counter guy puts on the glandular butter substitute himself, I watch carefully to make sure he greases the middle of the bag as well as the top layer. If it's self-serve (at the beginning I didn't like this option, but now I do), I proceed to hammer on that red button until I have what I call a ''heavy bag.'' You know you have a heavy bag when the bottom starts to sag and ooze large drops of a yellow puslike substance before you even get into the theater. And don't forget the salt. Popcorn salt is a little strong for my taste (and it looks like powdered urine); I prefer plain table salt. Half a shaker is about right.
It's good stuff from the master. Highly recommended.